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January 27, 2021

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Posts: 261
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January 27, 2021

I stumbled upon this in my frustration over headlines that seem to be thrust upon me wherever I "click".......(hope it works).
It's A COPY & PASTE JOB so I won't so don't be surprised if it doesn't work (and it's unfinished) - it refers to media headlines in general - well here goes.......
Your heart tells you yes
But your mind tells you no
You can't seem to find
Which way you want to go
The moment before
You let yourself go
You'll laugh just to think
You'll do it even though
You're damned if you do
And damned if you don't
Damned if you will
And damned if you won't
And sure as you are
Of lessons you've learned
Decisions you've made
Will all be overturned
But life all alone
Is a life unfulfilled
You may not miss the hurt
But you sure do…

January 27, 2021

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January 27, 2021

Arrre come on Micky the media (BBC/Sky) isn’t that bad ooooooops ,well I’d sooner watch “Paint dry” or John Wayne movie

February 20, 2021

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Posts: 1812
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February 20, 2021

Nearly a month since I did a reply to Micks post ,nearly the end of Feb and IF anything the mainstream media have got WORSE. I’ll explain the United Kingdom’s vaccine role out is brilliant compared to the EX partners of the EU ,but do the NHS/Gov get any praise ,do they F### . The reality of Brexit in trade has kept the shelves nearly full ( remember the bog roll fiasco of last year) and stock piling pre Xmas ,they have fake news on Dover being jammed with trucks ( only when Macron spat his dummy out) ,yes all negative leftists blather . Here in the Irish Republic they F up big time with the vaccine roll out ,they’ve been short delivery and not arranged the hubs for vaccine centres ,oh and have been short deliveries of vaccine ( blaming the UK not the EU who are  doing the distribution) the 85 year olds here in Tipperary are still waiting. Now the Mayor of London is having a go at British history and diversity by having a highly paid commission on diversity,it seams Mr Khan doesn’t like it so he’s got a gang of left wing coloured to rename it to his liking. Instead of sorting out knife crime and housing people living on the streets or even the transportation problems,no HE wants to waste monies on renaming London. So we’re is the media having a go ,NO the Brussels Broadcasting Corporation wants to charge pensioners for their tv licenses and have their Left Wing reporters and celebrities paid millions,for a tv station less than half the country watched due to lousy programming or repeats . Yes we have just had the cost of “Red Nose Day” published,a third of your contributions are spent on STAFF,literally millions are wasted on 200 staff members,being a charity you’d think they’d utilised the volunteers like me ,I’ve done charity work in Rochdale ( meals on wheels) 4 years ,and here in Ireland the blind shop for 11 years ,and I’m the tip of the iceberg there thousands that give their time and energy to their community,pay back time . So Why isn’t this all over the newspaper not the diversity blather of the LEFTIST reporting. Then our media like to frighten people with their FAKE NEWS on our Brexit,vaccine,schools etc you name it they have their own idea and DO NOT report the Good news, some views from a grumpy old git .

February 21, 2021

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Posts: 261
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February 21, 2021

Yes Bob I agree.....but have you noticed that the "younger" generation who decided on "all this" ( In one way or another) ain't that young anymore !.....so they will be the next generation of " Grumpy old men" (persons) ! lol... stay safe and keep laughing Chaps.      Mickey S.

February 21, 2021

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February 21, 2021

I get folks’ anger at the MSM, they intensely annoy me at times. We have to remember that journalism is the subjective view of the person producing it, written or spoken. We should also not forget that  British newspapers reporting styles are drawn along political lines of allegiance. Add in the old adage ‘bad news sells better than good news’ and we have a perfect melting pot of whom and what do we believe.     I can accept a degree of subjectiveness in the media, as a Daily Telegraph reader of some 40 years I know only too well its Conservative slant on most things it reports on. That said it was the DT that ripped the MPs’ expenses scandal wide open, Tory MPs et al. What I can’t accept is fake news, constant doomsday forecasts unsupported by data and journalists failing to actually write or report on the news that affects us. Re the latter point, much of the news a few days ago concentrated on the Arab princess allegedly held hostage by her Sheikh father in Dubai. I am simply mot interested in such issues, they don’t affect me or mine or indeed anyone else in our country.     At the risk of being controversial though, my reading of the press ( I read 2 newspapers every day) indicates the UK vaccine rollout success IS being well promoted. Most newspapers carry daily charts showing us well at the forefront of the European vaccine rollout. The DT has carried numerous stories of EU dissent in the ranks regarding their poor performances, Hungary buying Russian vaccines, anger at Germany and France, scathing criticism of Uschi Von der Leyen and Brussels per se. Our Covid vaccine rollout success seems to have stimulated a bit of media national pride in my opinion. It has transformed Boris’s standing regarding his handling of the pandemic and is the envy ( much begrudged) of the EU.   It will be interesting to hear Boris’s ‘road map to freedom’ on Monday. Media speculation is rife, as much as I want to be able to hug my great grand children again I hope he doesn’t yield to the pressures of some of his own MPs, the media et al and open up too much too soon. I don’t think he will as I believe he has learned his lesson and he will be extremely conscious of the dangers of risking undoing the recent gains of the vaccine programme and lockdown. Stay safe everyone.  

February 21, 2021

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Posts: 261
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February 21, 2021

Yes David, you are definitely "on the mend". MICK.


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